Oh, the Irony.... While the US government tries to "eliminate piracy" claiming it's costing the film industry millions, they end up pirating from a mi
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Oh, the Irony...

While the US government tries to "eliminate piracy" claiming it's costing the film industry millions, they end up pirating from a military logistics company. But hey, it's not the multi-billion dollar film industry so it's okay right?
(edit: Here's the link for those interested: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-25137089)

US agrees to pay after 'piracy' of
Eletricity provides software that monitors soldiers' locations
The us goverment has agreed to pay Hum Wmm) after It was said
to have pirated "thousands" of copies of military software.
based in Texas, has provided logistics programs to the army;
singe 2004.
The company said it had discovered last meurthe software had been
installed on many more had been Incensed.
The Department of Justice has not commented on the settlement.
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User avatar #16 - commanderbunbun (11/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
stickied by esterna
that's it, my conscious was bugging me but now i'm gonna do it. i'm gonna download that car now.
#3 - xxxsonic fanxxx (11/30/2013) [+] (32 replies)
Don't judge till you've been in the Army. We do what we gotta do to get the mission done.
And you'd be surprised at how little money the Army has to spend on trivial **** like software.
User avatar #5 to #3 - TwiztidNinja (11/30/2013) [-]
I am pretty sure the military budget in america is fairly ******* huge, maybe if they spent less money on drones and aircraft carriers they would be able to obey the laws.
#6 - zeldapronmaster (11/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
i too have baught 1 copy of microsoft office, and installed it on all 5 pc's in my home. PIRACY HO, legit YOLOSWAG$$$$
#15 - infinitereaper (11/30/2013) [+] (19 replies)
The U.S. government breaks half the laws it creates
#10 - xxxsonic fanxxx (11/30/2013) [+] (8 replies)
That company is ******* stupid and selfish suing the US government and **** . It's not like those machines are helping PROTECT THIS ******* COUNTRY you idiots. They need that software. Let them have it.
#13 to #10 - xxxsonic fanxxx (11/30/2013) [-]
It's the fact that we are being told not to pirate while our government is pirating. "Piracy is theft" "You wouldn't steal a TV" blah blah. Meanwhile in the military...
#35 - xxxsonic fanxxx (11/30/2013) [+] (2 replies)
The fact that we're using frickin 5 year olds in the picture is what concerns me the most. I mean that boy is a major. Where did this picture even come from?
#45 - kanbabrif (11/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
"US Army plans 'Iron Man' armour"
#60 - whydoesthishappen (11/30/2013) [-]
I'm so ******* sick of the American hate on this website. The tiniest thing gets mentioned, and the morons over in Europe go off. ******* idiots.
#63 - maxsexington (11/30/2013) [+] (4 replies)
well butter my buttox
User avatar #47 - bighairyfart (11/30/2013) [-]
All the computers at my school all run off of a single copy of windows, which was corrupted.
User avatar #62 - tehlulzbringer (11/30/2013) [+] (11 replies)
why the **** were they making them pay for the software in the first place?
#66 to #62 - jazzyietheferret (11/30/2013) [-]
Why should it cost money to build rockets, why does ammo cost money, why do they even pay soldiers. Because nothing is free and everyone deserves recompense for the work being done.
User avatar #14 - icefried (11/30/2013) [-]
You are a Pirate Limewire 10 hours I love the fact that you can pirate military software.
#142 - iviagic has deleted their comment [+] (54 replies)
#146 to #142 - esterna (12/01/2013) [-]
Go be an blatantly obvious troll somewhere-else And that's Mister Cunt nugget to you
User avatar #30 - therealpokemon (11/30/2013) [-]
******** . The government isn't going to pay 50 million, it's gonna print 50 million and devalue everyone else's money to pay that **** off. That's how the Fed works.
#106 - chancevance (12/01/2013) [-]


The hilarity kills me.
#99 - UnforgivingOne (12/01/2013) [+] (3 replies)
#131 to #99 - flnonymoussix **User deleted account** (12/01/2013) [-]
yeah because depriving a developer/DJ/designer of rightful compensation for a file that they spent time and money creating and rightfully deserve payment for so they can continue to produce content is nothing like stealing is it?
User avatar #61 - cacachaud (11/30/2013) [-]
with the money of americans citizen of course
User avatar #42 - strangedinosaur (11/30/2013) [-]
those related stories are awesome
#9 - oxYKellark (11/30/2013) [+] (1 reply)
So the military pirated military software?
Oh dear god what on earth will people bitch about next.
That's a good thing in my mind. Most of you ***** complain about wasting your tax money if you watch a video of Soldiers using extra ammo on the range I'd think you would be happy that the government didn't have to tax you for ****** software the military "needs".
User avatar #19 to #9 - reginleif (11/30/2013) [-]
Hey man, I think the military need's outweigh the needs of contractors, and in the case of an all out war with a country that could invade, go ahead and pirate away.

But it doesn't do anyone any good for the military to break the law, in these times. Extra ammo is pretty much paid for and documented is it not? This software piracy could have repercussions on future works by this contractor, in the same way that confiscating inventory constantly would have an effect on shop owners.

So to conclude, if the military wants to change rules or negotiate a price with these companies or invest in more ammo, then I'm all for that. But the military stealing when it can pay for that software is just wrong. And perhaps hypocritical, but in a way not really because not one man runs the government, and the position of the FBI might not be the one of the guy in the US Army who made the decision to pirate.
#1 - disturbedmaster ONLINE (11/30/2013) [-]
now that is the true meaning of hypocrisy
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